SEAMS, the National Association for the US Sewn Products Industry, is set to highlight the growing opportunities for US-based textile and apparel at its October Networking Conference.

The conference, being held from 23-25 October in South Carolina, centres around the theme of 'Made in the USA is Back: Seize the Opportunity'. The two-day event will provide attendees with presentations and panel discussions covering issues such as workforce training, technology, health insurance, governmental regulations and trade issues.

SEAMS executive director Sarah Friedman, says the opportunities for US companies are stronger now than at any time in recent history.

"With consumers taking more interest in US-made and higher quality products, retailers and their suppliers have responded by re-shoring significant programmes and ramping up domestic production of textiles, apparel and other sewn products.

"While in recent years our conference dealt more with how to prepare for these opportunities, this year we are focused on how attendees can take advantage of the real and tangible opportunities in front of them. We invite all industry executives, professionals and entrepreneurs to take part in this important discussion."